English Choral Music: Rubbra

English Choral Music: Rubbra

English Choral Music: Rubbra
Director of Music: 
Christopher Robinson
Organ Scholar: 
Robert Houssart
Release date: 
October 2001
Record label: 
Naxos
Catalogue number: 
8.555255

Track list

  1. Magnificat in A flat, Op. 65
  2. Nunc dimittis in A flat, Op. 65
  3. Kyrie, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  4. Gloria, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  5. Credo, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  6. Sanctus, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  7. Benedictus, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  8. Agnus Dei, Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici for chorus a cappella, Op. 66
  9. Prelude and Fugue for piano, Op. 69
  10. First Nocturn: No. 1, In monte Oliveti (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  11. First Nocturn: No. 2, Tristis est anima mea (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  12. First Nocturn: No. 3, Ecce vidimus eum (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  13. Second Nocturn: No. 1 Amicus meus (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  14. Second Nocturn: No. 2 Judas mercator pessimus (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  15. Second Nocturn: No. 3 Unus ex disciplulis (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  16. Third Nocturn: No. 1 Eram quasi agnus innocens (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  17. Third Nocturn: No. 2 Una hora non potuistis (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  18. Third Nocturn: No. 3 Seniores populi (Tenebrae, Op. 72)
  19. Meditation for organ, Op. 79
  20. Kyrie Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
  21. Credo Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
  22. Sanctus Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
  23. Benedictus Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
  24. Agnus Dei Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59
  25. Gloria in excelsis Missa cantuariensis, Op. 59

Reviews

Another winner from the Naxos/St. John's Cambridge stable-nourishing repertoire, captivated and captivating performances

Editor's Choice. Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone (April 2001)

★★★★★ Performance ★★★★★ Recording: This disc makes a stronger case for Rubbra than anything else I've heard...The St. John's choristers are excellent, and they sound as though they believe in every note. Recordings too could hardly be bettered-spacious, bright and clear

Stephen Johnson, BBC Music Magazine (April 2001)

The Choir of St. John's has a more human than ethereal sound, but that seems to complement the appealing sincerity of Rubbra's work. The booklet essay by Andrew Carwood is fascinating, the recorded sound exemplary, and two well-placed short works for organ add to the appeal. Warmly recommend

Brian Hunt, The Daily Telegraph (Australia) (June 2001)

The performances are quite outstanding and well recorded

Penguin Guide (January 2009)

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